BOSTON (CBS) – Parents struggle to send their children child to an Ivy League school in part because they hope it will make them a better worker. But will it?

According to the latest Rasmussen poll, only three percent of American adults surveyed think that individuals who graduate from an Ivy League school, like Brown or Harvard or Yale, think that they make better workers.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports.

While the Ivy League education will help get their foot in the door, it may not help them in the workplace. The survey finds that 79 percent of Americans do not think that Ivy League students make better workers.

“Maybe in getting an entry-level job it might, as in when you’re starting out, but I think it tends to level out once you prove yourself in the workforce,” said one Harvard student.

The Rasmussen survey also shows 28 percent of Americans think that those who work harder, make more money, while 58 percent disagree.


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